Wednesday, May 26, 2010

colby 2010 Rodeo

So here is the last 2 rodeos......
Friday night

And then the horse head butted Colby!

Mom didn't like seeing this ......

Then we have Saturday......

Oh not so good at all..

And things just got worse.....
I can post now that some days have past.
I am thankful for my son.
I thank God for keeping him safe.
I love my son and this scared the hell right out of and my whole family.
Ryan was filming this and has it all on tape, which isn't easy to watch. We all had a hard time seeing this.
Just when we thought the ride was done, the horse turned over, with Colby laying under him and all his feet towards Colby's head. Everyone of the guys were RIGHT there to help, had the horses front feet roped in NO time at all.
His dad was there in seconds KEEPING OUR SON SAFE(I am thankful for that).
One of the men had his hand on my sons head keeping the horse from kicking him in the head....
They got the horse move and pulled Colby out. I thought for sure he had broken ribs, the horse had kicked him but thankfully they are only scrapped and bruised.
He had the option for a re ride since the horse just fall down, AND YES HE HAD TO TAKE IT. NO I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO, nor did anyone else, but...... What do you do??
He got back on and rode
(this time my prayer wasn't for him to be safe, but to be safe on the ground and NO HARM DONE, I remember saying something like: Really LORD he doesn't have to ride just let him be safe on the ground with no harm to him.
Then I just held my breath, watched until he was SAFE ON THE GROUND!
I am thankful that each and every cowboy and girl was safe this 2010 Rodeo Year!
OFF TO STATES JUNE 12Th...... Oh not ready for more!!

Here are his results!

3rd in saddle bronc


Awesome frame and gift certificate for 8x10 photo!

Colby had a good 2ND year!

Thank you to all who supported him!!!

20 Ways to Create Greater Marital Connection
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20 ways to create greater Marital Connection

By Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life Coach

(These are the softer sides of relationship which can feel fun, exciting or fulfilling)

Physiclal- connecting physically

Emotional- connecting through feelings, moods, attitudes or being on the same wave-length

Intellectual- connecting through the world of current events in news, blogs, magazines or books

- connecting through shared learning experiences in classes, seminars or workshops

Aesthetic- connecting through experiences of beauty in fine art, craftsmanship, antiques or nature

- connecting while sharing ideas about designing or developing projects together

Recreational- connecting through shared sports, hobbies, exercise, travel or theme parks

- connecting through parties or events at work, church or with friends & family

- connecting through music, TV, films, concerts, dining or shopping

Humor- connecting through shared laughter, giggles, comedy or silliness in any situation


(these are the harder sides of a relationship which may feel boring, difficult or challenging)

- connecting through common tasks, daily chores & responsibilities at home or in career

- connecting together with scheduling, planning, clocks, calendars or daily routines

Financial- connecting through shared values on budgeting, spending, saving or investing goals

Caregiving or Co-parenting- connecting through shared responsibility to care for others (or pets)

- connecting through differences in strongly held beliefs with mutual respect or admiration

Crisis- connecting through problems, pressures or painful events, especially in reaching out to others

-connecting through the shared belief of honoring marital vows as sacred promises

Spiritual- connecting through shared religious traditions, beliefs, ethics, values & worship styles

- connecting verbally or nonverbally to share the ‘real you’ or listening to your partner

Trust- connecting through shared feelings of respect, honesty, integrity or confidence in your mate

Notice the differences between these 2 types of Marital Connection:

Tender Connection is about Romance & Chemistry

Media images tend to define the ultimate degree of love as feeling happy with that person you are spending time with right now instead of investing into a partner for life
If you only have a tender connection in your relationship, it leaves a potential gap open for a married person to essentially function as a ‘single person’ with the mindset of serving self over their spouse, resulting in a person feeling very, very alone.
View this as the “Me-My-I” mindset of the self-absorbed or pleasure seekers that avoid taking responsibility for their behavior or blame shift problems away from their selfish decisions to find a reason to show that it’s really your fault that they are the way they are or do the things they do.

Tough Connection is about Reality & Consequences

Biblical images of defining the ultimate degree of love as choosing to reach out to build a long term relationship as married “Partners” during the fun or frustrating times of life
If you have included the reality of a tough connection in your relationship, it closes the gap of being a self-serving or single person in the marriage, since the mindset and goal is of building marital unity.

View this as the “We-Us-Our” mindset of building a relationship together with each person taking ownership and responsibility for their part of the marriage as they serve and give to one another in love.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

KarLee's birthday swimming party!

Picked KarLee and her friends up after school Friday and took them all swimming!!
Being girls!! Or should I say silly girls!

They could not get enough of the diving boards!

Have to say I was tired just from watching them all!
Took a little break had pizza!
Then later went home and had Taco Salad and Rootbeer Floats!!
Oh and then they attempted to watch Avatar, but did not make it... they fall fst alseep instead!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The room is painted!!!
Love the friendly frog color!!!


And love that we had new windows installed last fall!

Still some thing to finish up.

Ryan put new electrical outlets on and light switch and covers!!

I am very thankful for my wonderful hubby!!!
When I told him thank you he said I thought it was kinda fun!!!
I enjoyed helping him!
We love the way it turned out and so do the kids!!!
This was Colby's old room and was Metallic Sliver and was trimmed in black..
Look at it now!

(Oh and notice NO PINK!! LOL!)

Catching up.... KIDS!

KarLee is in 6Th grade and they have a Science Fair and all have to do a project!
This is hers!!

My nephew is the same age and they get to go to school together!
These two are really pretty close! I love having them together!
Shopping Cart return (magnet)

My dad and sister called me cause they couldn't find either of the kids....
Well they happened to be right next to each other!

Then she had BASKETBALL!!

Here she is starting the game!

She is a pretty tall girl!
Had good time!

Her Principal from elementary was her coach!!

My nephew played after my daughter and so we all could watch each others kids!!

He had a really good team!

Next we she moved on to VOLLEYBALL!!

It was pretty much the same team as last year!

They all played very good together!

The won almost every game.... maybe a total of 4 games lost out of?? Maybe 36 GAMES?

The last weekend the lost 1 game out of 6!

Her team did VERY well!!

She will be starting 7th grade this coming year
will get to try out for the school team!

Now we move onto Colby and his rodeo's!
It has been hard running to both on Saturdays!!
One end of the country to the other end!!